Are You a Carer?
Register as a carer here
There is a wealth of information on NHS.UK about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Carer Support & Dementia Service
This service provides advice, information & support to all carers aged 18 & above who provide care for an adult. The service also supports people with dementia & memory problems. Select an option:
Call: 01264 33 22 97
The Link Peer Support Group
Carers Coffee Morning - Access Support & Information
Meet Other Carers. Open to Anyone Who is Caring & Cared For Also Warmly Welcome
1st Friday of the month 10am until 12pm
Westside Community Centre, Paddock Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6QB
Call: 01264 33 22 97
Carers Together provide information, advice, support, advocacy or a free Carers Information Pack
Telephone: 08000 323 456
Finance and Law
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible